How to Nail a Phone Interview

By ResumeKraft

A phone interview is often the first step in the interview process. Here are 10 tips to help you nail your next phone interview

Be familiar with the company and the role you are interviewing for. This will help you to ask informed questions and demonstrate your interest.

1. Do your research

Choose a quiet, comfortable place to take the call where you will not be interrupted.

2. Prepare your space

Smiling conveys confidence and positive energy, even through the phone.

3. Smile

Take your time to form your answers and avoid using filler words such as “um” or “like.”

4. Speak clearly

Have a few questions prepared to ask the interviewer. This will show that you are engaged and interested in the role.

5. Ask questions

Be an active listener and pay attention to the interviewer’s questions.

6. Listen

Having a pen and paper handy will help you to jot down key points and ideas during the conversation.

7. Take notes

Don’t try to do other things while you are on the phone interview. This will make it difficult to focus and you may miss important information.

8. Avoid multitasking

Send a thank you note or email to the interviewer after the call. This is a courteous gesture and will help to keep your name top of mind.

9. Follow up

Be genuine and authentic in your responses. The interviewer wants to get to know you and see if.

10. Be yourself

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